Fall Arts Guide: Events

  • “A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe”

    “A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe”

    Oct. 16-Jan. 8, 2017 Medieval Europe was so wacky: the Roman Empire fell, the Renaissance started, a lot of people colonized a lot of lands and caused irreparable harm, the Crusades happened, and then the Black Plague killed something like a third of all of Europe. There were also, duh, so many...

  • “Hieronymus Bosch, Touched by the Devil”

    “Hieronymus Bosch, Touched by the Devil”

    Oct. 22 and 24 I deeply envy anyone who was able to see the historic survey of late 15th century Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch in his hometown of 's-Hertogenbosch, held in honor of the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death. Curators gathered 20 of Bosch’s 25 surviving panels (not including his...

  • Kevin Shird's “Uprising In The City”

    Kevin Shird's “Uprising In The City”

    Oct. 22 Author Kevin Shird—activist, educator, organizer, and author (previously, "Lessons Of Redemption")—comes to Red Emma's to talk about his recent book, "Uprising In The City." Shird mixes his first-person observations during the Baltimore Uprising with his own experiences growing up and adds...

  • “Good and Plenty”

    “Good and Plenty”

    Through Oct. 29 When I reviewed artist Darcie Book's sculptural, drippy work (pictured), which was part of the Sondheim Finalists show at the BMA over the summer, it got me thinking about how "the sublime often reminds us of something we saw on a screen." This, it turns out, is not all that different...

  • “Matisse/Diebenkorn”

    “Matisse/Diebenkorn”

    Oct. 23-Jan. 29, 2017 For artists, the term “originality” feels like a faulty notion, a myth that puts too much weight on being different and fails to appreciate the fact that all of the things in life—arts and culture and, well, life—that we experience often ekes out into our art, music, writing,...

  • “The Roommate”

    “The Roommate”

    Oct. 26-Nov. 27 Last year, we were disappointed by Everyman Theatre’s boy-crazy season of plays written and directed entirely by men (topped off by a limited engagement reading series of plays written by women—a rather condescending attempt at rectification). The company has made some improvement...

  • “Do Not Resist”

    “Do Not Resist”

    Opens Oct. 28 Craig Atkinson's ambitious documentary about increasing police militarization played at the Maryland Film Festival this year and did more than just confirm what most people in the audience already knew—that the militarization of police is out of fucking control. It seemed to discomfit...

  • “The Complete Deaths of William Shakespeare: The Remount”

    “The Complete Deaths of William Shakespeare: The Remount”

    Oct. 28-31 Bear with me, but Shakespeare has been dead for hundreds of years, and his plays have been interpreted by, I dunno, thousands of theater companies and high school drama clubs and whatever else—so how do you do anything new with that, you know? This play by Cohesion Theatre and the Baltimore...

  • Puerto Rico Flowers, Holy Circle, Multicult

    Puerto Rico Flowers, Holy Circle, Multicult

    Oct. 28 Reflecting on his time in beloved Philly noise rock band Clockcleaner and his current project, Dark Blue, John Sharkey III recently told a reporter with Bandcamp: "I was a 23-year-old kid from Philadelphia just rebelling against everything. Now things are a little more sharpened. I've also...

  • “The Thing”

    “The Thing”

    Nov. 2 Rob Bottin was just 22 when John Carpenter hired him to oversee the onslaught of practical effects in his 1982 horror “The Thing,” and by the end of the project, Bottin spent weeks in the hospital for exhaustion. No surprise there; the prosthetics, makeup, and puppeteering that went into...

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